A city in Fairfield County, as i'm sure many people know. It borders Westport, New Canaan and Darien. Now, i know what you all are thinking: Norwalk is just flat out poor and people are afraid of it (god knows why?) sure, it's more DIVERSE than it's bordering towns, and it's not as wealthy either, but that doesn't make it a "dump." it has its fair share of problems, but it's also a very nice place in a lot of ways.. you just have to look past the stereotypes and give it a chance. norwalk is divided into four main parts: south norwalk, east norwalk, west norwalk, and just norwalk (which is basically north norwalk or cranbury) sono has cleaned up a whole lot over the years and is actually a pretty nice place.. it's good for shopping and eating especially. east norwalk is by the water obviously, and has two country clubs: shorehaven and shore and country. now i belong to shorehaven, and in a lot of ways i love going there all the time, but it really has shown me how lucky i am to live in norwalk. most of the people here are really down to earth and don't care about physical appearance, which i like. anyway, i'm not too familiar with west norwalk to be honest, and the northern part is pretty much the same as the rest of it. overall, i'm not writing this to diss the bordering towns of norwalk, don't get me wrong. they're great in their own ways. all i'm saying is that you should give norwalk a chance. believe it or not, there's more to it than meets the eye.more...
A small town in Iowa.
Person 1: So how's Norwalk?
Person 2: Kind of small, but not as slow as most think.
I've always looked at it as being boring, living here all of my life, but it is alright. It isn't very dangerous, quite safe in most suburban residential areas. Some areas, though, have rising crime rates.
Contrary to popular belief, Norwalk is an extremely diverse town. One side of Norwalk could be completely different from the other side. Norwalk is NOT a ghetto, although certain parts of South Norwalk can be counted as a ghetto. Some of South Norwalk can be extremely culturally diverse and interesting.
East Norwalk is what you would think as a suburban part of Norwalk. It contains many suburban homes and schools convieniently located around the middle of the residential area.
Yes, there are traditional "preps" in Norwalk, but most of them are nouveau riche preps who go to country clubs such as Shore and Country and Shorehaven. Also, there are the various cliques.
Person from West Coast: Oh, I hear Norwalk's a ghetto.
Culturally diverse town on coast of the Long Island Sound. There are plenty of sights to see including conspicuously painted stars located around the town. We also have a Stew Leonards that everyone used to love until they took away the candy bins and pre-packaged everything so you can't steal candy anymore. Lo and behold, if you skip 7th period and go mid afternoon, they have samples of orange juice, quality cheeses, and fresh produce. Refer to my other definition, Norwack, to see an alternate idea. Avoid the Andrews Field parking lot on the weekends because it is usually a hot spot for gang shoot outs, garbage dumping, drug dealing, and prolonged periods of band practice.
Also home to one of the worlds biggest (laugh) festivals, the Oyster Festival. The Oyster Festival is a fantastic experience. Allow me to facilitate your decision about attending. Whilst there, you can experience a variety of things,
1) The traditional gang fights resulting in police involvement and flinging of racial slurrs
2) Food poisoning was common in the people who ate chicken quesadillas at the Oyster Festival.
3) "Look at that faggot skydiver with his lame pink parachute."
4) "God damn it, the stupid shuttle bus is crowded."
5) "Hey, lets go into the art tent where we can buy absolute shit for a substantial amount of money."
6) "Are you kidding me, the fucking bumper cars are 3 tickets this year with tickets being $6.00 each? If we find the Z Score of the amount of energy consumed we fi...
when people come to norwalk they only
define east nowalk as rich . all the
other parts to them and to some norwalkers
are ghetto. but there are other very wealthy parts of norwalk, not just eastnorwalk. but the sono apartments in
south norwalk are really expensive & gorgeous ! its like the soho of norwalk. south norwalk is historical, beautiful,
and is home to very expensive resturaunts
and shopping stores ! although there are some gehtto parts of south norwalk.as for west norwalk they have million dollar homes locked away in the woods. another thing
people assume is that all the black people
are poor & ghetto. which really annoys me
because im black , i live in east norwalk, and have been to shore and country club !
i live in a neighborhood when my neighbors
have a mercedes. im not stuck up or snobby. and im certainly not preppy just because i go to shore and country club. im showing ignorant people that there are upper middle class black people doing just fine in an equally wealthy norwalk. no other city in fairfield county is any better than norwalk. and im defending norwalk as a whole. yeah it is a wealthy town, it has its ghettos but then again there could be
a mansion up the street. norwalk is great, diverse town. youll never meet people like this as in say westport or new canaan.
out of towner: where are you from
out of towner: ohh so your rich , where from
fairfield county .
connecticun: yeahh; im from norwalk.
out of towner: thats not as wealthy as westport or somthing.
out of towner: trust me it is .
A partially nice town. What I mean by partially is that certain parts of Norwalk are really.....really poor, not to be rude. Norwalk is a far cry from the rest of Fairfield County
. It's unique. It contains preps, gothics, skaters, nerds, and supposed "gangstas" mostly in South Norwalk. East Norwalk can be.....extremely suburban, and there are many preps.
Some "preps" go to country clubs. There's two in East Norwalk: Shorehaven and Shore and Country.
Shore and Country is mostly for "traditional" preps while Shorehaven is more for new preps.
I actually know a few teachers who go to Shore and Country. One is from Wilton, though. Wealthy people from all around go there.
Norwalk is a rather interesting town.
A Diverse town... Where you will meet all different kinds of people in differnt situations
As I sit here and read the posts for Norwalk, I find myself shocked. I have lived in Norwalk my whole life and would never define it as "a town close to a beach where you can relax!" I have never even stepped foot in the water! Yeah the beach is a common "chill" spot if you may call it or a common place where the youth and adults of Norwalk go to congregate, but thats all its for. And as for "shorehaven," I am familiar with the country club, but have never stepped foot in that as well. You see I guess I make up the "middle" class of Norwalk. Norwalk is seperated into three sections, The high class (all you shorehaven goers) the middle class, and the poor class. It is a mistake to say that all the poor class lives in South Norwalk or Vice versa because to my current knowledge there are people who are paying up to almost 2,000 a month for a brand spankin new in the mid section of Sono apartments. So whats my point?
Basically Norwalk is almost as Diverse as New York...
You are surounded by all different kinds of people, but the experiences you take with you are only those in which you have been born into. Whether you "hang out" at Shorehaven or RC projects you are considered a Norwalkian... So please dont tell me Norwalk is made up of the beach or Shore haven because that is not the case.